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12 July 2011 | PR 11/87

Loughborough confirms bursary package for 2012 intake

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has today confirmed an Access Agreement that will allow Loughborough University to continue to attract the best students irrespective of their personal wealth.

A new University-funded bursary package will provide:

In total, the University is expecting to provide almost £2million of financial support to students in 2012-13, rising to over £7million a year by 2015-16.

As part of its commitment to widen participation the University will extend its outreach programme to work with more schools, colleges, students and parents to ensure those with the potential to enter Higher Education are not deterred by the new tuition fees, which have been confirmed at £9,000 per year for full-time Home and EU undergraduate students starting their degree programmes in 2012.

Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Professor Shirley Pearce said:

“We are determined that the new fee level should not deter students from attending University. To this end, we are extending our outreach programme to work with more disadvantaged groups, and our support package will ensure qualified students have the opportunity to study at Loughborough, irrespective of their background or their ability to pay.”

Professor Pearce also added that income resulting from fees must be considered against the background of significant cuts to higher education funding.

“This will not be ‘additional’ income,” she said. “We do believe, however, a fee of £9,000 will help us to enhance still further the high quality of education and experience we offer Loughborough students.”

For more information visit the Fees and Financial Support section of our online Undergraduate Prospectus.

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Notes for editors:

  1. A table detailing financial assistance available to full-time UK Students at Loughborough University is available online.

    The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is an independent, non-departmental public body established under the Higher Education Act 2004 to help promote and safeguard fair access to higher education.

  2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

    It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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